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River Trail Nature Center

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Informative Nature Trail

Maple syrup tapping was fun and informative to my older grandchildren. . Inside so much too see and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Carmen P
Northbrook, Illinois
Nature is so close

It’s a great place to learn and enjoy nature which is really close by to the city. Hiking only on... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Lee D
Montreal, Canada
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3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062-7122
+1 847-824-8360
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Maple syrup tapping was fun and informative to my older grandchildren. . Inside so much too see and do. and lovely walking trails outside. Just a neat place for all ages.

Thank Carmen P
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a great place to learn and enjoy nature which is really close by to the city. Hiking only on the River trial but outside of the river trial there are biking jogging and horse riding trials as well. Great for all the family learn...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Trees and at least one fence have been covered with creative designs of colourful yarn. The outdoors-dwelling creatures that can see the art (and that you can see) are a striped skunk, barred owl, coyote, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, Swainson hawk, and the majestic...More

Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If its raining you can explore the hands on museum and if its nice walk in the woods. drawing activities and a puppet booth for the young and animals to view for everyone.

Thank Dfend2
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Trails, bird-watching, outdoor enclosures w/ raptors, indoor enclosures w/ owls, turtles, snakes and squirrels. Museum with great displays and hands on kids area, lovely gardens featuring native plants, butterfly friendly flowers and bird feeders attracting all sorts of birds. I went after a lot of...More

Thank Areya W
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Wow. 9 years in Northbrook and had never visited the River Trail Nature Center before. My loss. Beautifully kept property. The trails were in good condition (except for the flooded one due to recent heavy storms). Cannot overstate how beautiful and peaceful it is walking...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been meaning to stop here with the grandkids for some time. For whatever reason, this is one of those places that we have passed by on Milwaukee Avenue without realizing what it was. Today, we went with the grandkids, soon after it opened...More

1  Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Great for kids and adults and its FREE! Walking trails, variety of animals and critters, friendly staff, river flowing by with chairs on the back deck where you can just relax and enjoy the view

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My wife and I stopped in here on a beautiful late summer Saturday. They have a small zoo and a nice education center. Everything is kept up well. There is really no litter. The trails are clear and well marked. The only downside is that...More

Thank Orso52
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We love to stroll whenever we are in the area, fall is the most beautiful with colors of gold. Watch the animals in the cage is fun specially on feeding time. We took our 2 year old granddaughter inside the building, she enjoyed very much...More

1  Thank mjkglenview
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Dana B
16 May 2017|
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Response from TreedDesPlaines | Reviewed this property |
No, it just has wood shavings.
Scott D
19 April 2017|
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Response from Docdsny | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't. Nice trails and cool buildings